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Disk Defragmenter does not run to completion.


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chally

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Disk Defragmenter runs for about 2 to 2.5 hours and then the PC shutdown and restarted. I did not see it happen but I had left the computer unattended and when I came back the login screen was up. This has happenned twice. About six months ago I successfully ran Disk Defragmenter.

My system is Microsoft Windows XP, Media Center Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 3.

I'd appreciate help.
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I found too many glitches using XP's built in Disk Defragmenter. Instead I use Smart Defrag which is free, faster and has none of the glitches.Sorry I'm not an expert on the glitches of Disk Defragmenter but maybe you will prefer Smart Defrag.

You can get it here:

www.iobit.com/iobitsmartdefrag.html
Hope this helps
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Another good program to replace the not so good XP defrag is Auslogics Disk Defrag Free only use the free part and not the other options

http://www.auslogics...re/disk-defrag/
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Hi chally, if you are still having difficulty with defragmenting your hard drive then post back with the amount of free space you have on your hard drive and the degree of fragmentation that you currenly have.
Have you tried defragging in safe mode?
Regards
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chally

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Yes, I am still having problems running the built in Disk Defragmenter. I have not yet tried the tools suggested in the replies above. I've been having other problems too, like PC is extremely slow most of the time, programs go non-responsive, PC freezes, PC goes to sleep (apparently) and can't be awakened unles I manually shot down, PC shuts down and restarts on it own.

I have been trying to research the subject and there are so many recommendations out there that I don't know what to do. I find it hard to believe that the built in defragmenter is no good and nobody what causes it to die. I am considering using Auslogic Disk Defrag Free.

Do you have a recommendation?
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Hi chally, it sounds as though your computer has a lot more problems than just needing a defrag....

Let us know how much free disc space you have and also how much RAM is fitted and we can then make some suggestions
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